Assistant Curator, Public, Farrell Centre, Newcastle University


This post is a unique opportunity to work alongside the Farrell Centre Director in establishing the programme of a new public cultural institution dedicated to engaging the public with architecture and cities. Situated in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, the Farrell Centre project has been instigated by renowned architect-planner Sir Terry Farrell who donated £1 million to Newcastle University to establish the Farrell Centre in 2018. The building project to transform a late 19th-century building into the centre’s new home started on-site in Summer 2021 and is due to complete by the end of 2022.

In the meantime, we are looking to launch a number of projects and initiatives taking place online or on location around the city and region, while planning the programmes that will take place on-site once the centre opens. The Assistant Curator, Public will support the Farrell Centre Director in all aspects of the planning and delivery of the centre’s publicly geared activities. These include an ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions, talks, lectures and seminars, ideas competitions, commissions, podcasts, videos and publications. 

To apply, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter via the Newcastle University jobs site. Your cover letter should be a supporting document outlining why you are a good fit for the role. Please provide examples of how you meet the criteria outlined below.

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